Use the checklist to determine different areas of development. Areas include:
- body parts
- social and emotional development
- motor and physical development
- music, movement and the creative arts
- dramatic play
- literacy (including phonological awareness, book handling, writing, letters, and more)
If your child is 3-5 and has trouble pronouncing words starting with
- R (race car)
- L (lunch)
- Th (think)
it is okay!! It's developmentally appropriate and no help with speech is needed.
For 3 to early 4 year olds, if they have trouble pronouncing
they need extra help with these sounds. Contact your local speech center.
For children ages 4-7, pronouncing any of these beginning sounds
- S (sun)
- Z (zipper)
- Sh (shell)
- Ch (cheese)
- J (jump)
- F (fun)
- V (van)
inappropriately means they need extra practice. Contact your local speech center for information.
Note: a lisp is okay, but substituting other letter sounds is not.
For example, dipper instead of zipper; dun instead of sun...
Use the cue system (download) with your child to help emphasis and remind them of these sounds to improve their speech.